Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
196054724,340
196151920,965
196256718,876
196358250,949
196466447,237
1965784160,464
1966853213,487
19671,091342,036
19681,395246,496
19691,742383,827
Total8,7441,508,677

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 71 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 56 6%
1962 45 5%
1963 53 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 192 19%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 630 63%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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